Friday, May 22, 2009

Sisters 4 Life

I know that y'all are just here to laugh at my college photos but a little background first. During my college years I was in a sorority, AOPi at Purdue, and it was the best three years! I lived in a house with 80 women and made more life long friends and memories than any one person deserves. So I was so excited when Sya teamed up with Britt-ish Designs to put together this FABULOUS kit - Sisters For Life:

And let me tell you - this isn't just for sorority pictures! It is packed with all kinds of girly goodness with just a splash of sorority. But I just had to bust out the sorority pictures so here ya go:

Isn't the kit amazing???? Be sure to pick it up at ScrapMatters and visit both Sya's and Britt's blog to pick up freebie add-ons and see more great layouts using Sisters For Life.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Layouts, Layouts and more Layouts!

Whew!! I have been scrapping like crazy for the Queen of Scrap competition!! I have right at 40 layouts for the month so far and it doesn't even put me in the top ten. But I am getting lots of pages done in my Disney album and have already received some wonderful participation prizes. I have also been doing lots of layouts for Sya's Blueprints where I am guesting this month. I mentioned before how much I love her templates and I think that I have now actually become dependent - but they are so great! Here are just a few pages I have done in the Disney album using her templates:

She also has an INCREDIBLE new kit coming out tomrrow!! I will give you a hint - I had to scan in some of my old college photos to get just the right pictures and the name of the kit is Sisters 4 Life. Are you curious? Just want to see my crazy college pictures so you can point and laugh?? You have to come back tomorrow to see my layout but trust me this kit is fabulous! And if you want a freebie add-on to it hop on over to Sya's Blog and sign up for her newsletter.

Ok, I need to put the computer down and get ready for work.

See you tomorrow for new releases!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I have moved into the Guest Cottage

... for a fabulous template designer - Sya's Blueprints!

I get asked often how I come up with all my layouts. Let me start by saying that there are *thousands* of AMAZING digi-scrappers out there that are incredibly talented -so what I do is not terribly special. And the answer to the question is TEMPLATES! I love templates!!! They are such a great starting point for me and really get my creative juices flowing. Sometimes they are exactly what I need for a page; other times they are the inspiration and the final page looks nothing like the template. There are lots of great templates out there but far and away my favorites are from Sya's Blueprints - which is why I am sooo excited that I am a guest on her Creative Team this month! Here are the layouts that I have done for her so far (you can click on the image to get the full credits):

She also designs page kits - this one uses her kit Happiness Is in addition to one of her templates.

And these all count toward the Queen of Scrap competition I am in this month! However, I don't think that I have a prayer of being in the top 10 scrappers - some of these women are speed demons!! There are some gals that have 30 layouts completed already this month!!! But I am having fun pushing myself to do more and there are wonderful prizes just for competing. I already received the first prize which was - A BIG TEMPLATE PACK!! Here are a couple more of my faves from the month so far:

This one uses a frame and word art from some fun, new element packs Haynay has out today!

This one was for an iNSD template challenge - yep, another template!

Well, I am off to get some more scrapping done! I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day - be sure to celebrate all those special women in your life!

Lady in Waiting -

Friday, May 1, 2009

Get Ready to Celebrate!

Tomorrow is [inter]National Scrapbook Day but celebrations have started a bit early at ScrapMatters! There are going to be a TON of Speed Scraps over the next week with a participation prize for each one (y'all know how much I love the speed scraps!). The designers all have Grab Bags available and if you spend $15 in the shop you get a HUGE Hawian Kit for FREE!!! Plus the ENTIRE store is 40% OFF!!! Trust me that it will be easy to spend $15 on these fabulous grab bags and 40% off everything else. Let me give you a little preview on a couple of the grab bags:

This is just one of the layouts that I did with Haynay's Grab Bag. This Grab Bag is HUGE and there is so much great stuff in it!! It is truly a steal at only $4 - you should RUN and get it right now!

And here is a layout I did with GG Digital Designs Grab Bag. This bag is so fun! There are some really unique things in there plus some staples that you will use over and over again - all for only $3!

They each have a brand new kit in the shop too! Haynay's new kit Just the Right Medicine is just the right one for any medical pictures you have (and we all have them!). Plus, for a limited time you get a free pack of Word Art to go with the kit! And be sure to hop on over to her blog and pick up the coordinating freebie. Here is the layout I did with it featuring Beka's visit to the ER during our Disney trip:

GG Digital Designs new kit is a beauty call My Angel Mother. It is loosely Mother's Day themed but great for any pages - check out mine!

Wow huh??? And in addition to all the NSD festivities ScrapMatters has started their Queen of Scrap competition! Lots of fun prizes up for grabs including a guest CT spot for ScrapMatters!! I seriously would give my left arm for that spot so I have thrown my crown into the ring. Click on the ad for all the details and to jump into the competition with me!

That's it for now - I can't believe that it is the beginning of May already (where did April go?). I need to finish getting ready for our big garage sale this weekend and it is a good thing to - I am going to need to money to spend on all those NSD goodies! Have fun this weekend!

Celebrating NSD -